St George’s Park welcomed its first group of coaching candidates as part of The FA UEFA A License course.
Nineteen coaches had the privilege of utilising the new £83 million facility where they enjoyed first access to a number of the 12 full-size training pitches as well as the full-sized indoor 3G pitch named after former England Manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, as they completed Part Two of the A Licence course - the highest practical coaching qualification on the coaching ladder.
The candidates enjoyed eight days of practical and theoretical sessions delivered by The FA’s Coach Education Manager, Steve Rutter (pictured), including the evolving role of the modern-day number 9 and 10, the holding midfielder, as well as positional fluency; all aspects of The Future Game philosophy.
All future national coach education courses will be held at St George’s Park, providing a base for the further development of The FA Youth Award and other additions to the FA coaching pathway including positional specific courses and the Elite Coaches’ Award.
For more information on upcoming national courses held at St. George’s Park and around the country, click here.